CDR Frank DeVere Latta

CDR Frank DeVere Latta

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 May 1945 (aged 36)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56761614 · View Source
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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Frank DeVere Latta (NSN: 0-71545), United States Navy, for conspicuous heroism and skill in the completion of a series of secret missions as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. NARWHAL (SS-167), performed during six successive and successful War Patrols (4th through 9th inclusive, from 30 April 19i43 through 7 February 1944, each of which has been attended by great difficulty and invested with great danger. As Commanding Officer of the NARWAHL he supplied the foresight in preparation, the ever-painstaking attention to detail and unflinching courage in performance which have made these missions outstanding and successful. In addition to these missions he sank 8,500 tons of enemy shipping. His actions and conduct have been a striking example of invincible determination and bold courage, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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  • Maintained by: Paul Rompel
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56761614
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Frank DeVere Latta (10 Jan 1909–4 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56761614, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Paul Rompel (contributor 47449196) .